Three-star St. Frances DE Miller com­mits to Mary­land


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St. Frances se­nior de­fen­sive end B’Ah­mad Miller has com­mit­ted to the Mary­land foot­ball team Sun­day, he an­nounced on Twit­ter.

Miller, a three-star prospect, vis­ited Col­lege Park for the Terps’ 50-7 home­com­ing win against Pur­due on Satur­day.

“I’m ex­tremely blessed to say I am com­mit­ted to the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land!! #TheMove­ment," he wrote.

Miller, who also had of­fers from Buf­falo, Illi­nois, Mar­shall, Pitts­burgh and Tem­ple, is rated the No. 15 over­all player in Mary­land’s Class of 2017, ac­cord­ing to

The Elk­ton na­tive is the sec­ond de­fen­sive end to join the Terps’ class, af­ter four-star prospect Joshua Kain­doh. ACC, SEC well- rep­re­sented in AP Top 25: The At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence matched the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence for the most teams ranked in the As­so­ci­ated Press col­lege foot­ball poll with six af­ter a week­end where 10 Top-25 teams lost.

It’s the first time since 2006 that the ACC has six ranked teams.

Alabama re­mained No. 1 and had 53 first-place votes and Ohio State held on to No. 2.

Clemson, from the ACC, moved up two spots to No. 3 af­ter a dra­matic vic­tory Satur­day night against Louisville, which slipped four spots to No. 7.

Michi­gan re­mained No. 4, and No. 5 Wash­ing­ton moved up five spots af­ter a dom­i­nant vic­tory against Stan­ford on Fri­day night. The last time the Huskies were ranked this high was 2000, when they won the Rose Bowl and fin­ished No. 3 in the na­tion.

No. 10 Mi­ami gives the ACC three in the top 10 to also match the SEC.

Ten ranked teams los­ing was the most in a reg­u­larsea­son week since Oct. 4, 2014, when11 ranked teams went down, five to un­ranked teams. All the up­heaval re­sulted in only four teams hold­ing the same rank­ings they had last week: Baylor at No. 13 was the fourth, along with Alabama, Ohio State and Michi­gan.

Here are some other take­aways from the poll.

No. 21 Colorado is ranked for the first time since Nov. 6, 2005. Fourthyear coach Mike MacIn­tyre, who came into the sea­son with 10 vic­to­ries at CU, has the Buf­faloes off to their best start since that 2005 sea­son when they also went 4-1 be­fore fin­ish­ing 7-6.

No. 22 West Vir­ginia is ranked for the first time this sea­son and one of only two re­main­ing un­beaten teams in the Big 12 Con­fer­ence with Baylor.

No. 25 Vir­ginia Tech made it into the rank­ings for the first time since Sept. 7, 2014, dur­ing an off week.

Michi­gan State has lost con­sec­u­tive games for the first time since 2012 and is un­ranked for the first time since Oc­to­ber 2013.

San Diego State is out af­ter hav­ing its 13-game win­ning streak ended 4224 at South Alabama. Satur­day night’s games: No. 5 Clemson ral­lied for two fourth-quar­ter touch­downs and stopped quar­ter­back La­mar Jack­son and vis­it­ing No. 3 Louisville a yard short on fourth down with 33 sec­onds left to hold on for a 42-36 vic­tory.

The Tigers (5-0, 2-0 ACC) ral­lied be­hind De­shaun Wat­son’s five touch­downs, the last two com­ing in the fi­nal seven min­utes, af­ter Louisville (4-1, 2-1) wiped out an 18-point lead be­hind an­other stand­out per­for­mance by Jack­son.

Wat­son, who had a ca­reer-high three in­ter­cep­tions and a fum­ble, threw for 306 yards on 20-of-31 pass­ing.

The Tigers scored four touch­downs in the sec­ond quar­ter to lead 28-10 at half­time. Then Jack­son got mov­ing and the Car­di­nals scored on five con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions to take a 36-28 lead with 7:50 left.

Richard Lagow caught a touch­down pass and threw for two scores and Grif­fin Oakes kicked a 20-yard field goal in over­time to give host In­di­ana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) a win over No. 17 Michi­gan State (2-2, 0-2) af­ter trail­ing 14-0 late in the third quar­ter.

Jeremy McNi­chols ac­counted for 226 all-pur­pose yards, in­clud­ing 132 yards rush­ing and a 61-yard touch­down re­cep­tion, to lead host No. 24 Boise State (4-0, 1-0 Moun­tain West Con­fer­ence) to a 21-10 vic­tory over Utah State (2-3, 0-2).

By Jor­dan Root, Ac­cuWeather Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Drier weather is set to re­turn this week nor­mal through Tues­day be­fore dip­ping fol­low­ing a damp and dreary week­end. into the mid-60s dur­ing the af­ter­noon Af­ter a few days of un­set­tled weather, at mid­week. The next best chance an im­prove­ment will fi­nally come to­day for pre­cip­i­ta­tion will likely not come as high pres­sure builds in from the un­til late in the week or the week­end. west. A weak on­shore flow will keep At this time, there are two weather some clouds around over the next few fea­tures worth watch­ing. One will be days. Tem­per­a­tures will be around a cold front push­ing across the Plains

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